Level 1 Award in Food Safety

Qualification overview and objective

The objective of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment, or to support a current position within a low-risk role, where there is an element of food handling. This could include bar workers, waiting staff, health care workers, kitchen porters and stock/store room staff.

Learners gaining this qualification will know that food safety is the responsibility of everyone involved in the storage, preparation, processing, packing and handling of food. Its topics are regarded by the Foods Standards Agency as being important to maintaining good practice in the production of safe food

Topics covered

  • Introduction to Food Safety
  • Microbiological Hazards
  • Contamination Hazards & Pests
  • HACCP & Temperature Controls
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cleaning


Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance United Kingdom (HABC)


  • learners must complete 15 questions within 30 minutes. Successful learners will have to demonstrate knowledge and understanding across the qualification syllabus and achieve a pass mark of 60% (9/15). Completed examination papers should be returned to Highfield for marking and results will then be supplied to the centre afterwards

Course Duration

Half Day